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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Managing Azure Active Directory users and groups

Active Directory can be used to manage a wide variety of objects, such as computers, users, contacts, and printers. Of all these objects, users and groups are the most commonly used. A user in Active Directory typically represents a person (or service accounts used by other applications) and provides a mechanism to store personal data about this person. A group in Active Directory can have users or other groups as members, but does not actually contain them and does not provide hierarchal organization to the domain; organizational units (OUs) provide hierarchal organization. Groups can have policies, authorization, and so on assigned to them that are inherited by the members in the group.

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